Parsippany Schools “Education Today, Success Tomorrow”
Parsippany’s highly recognized schools contribute to Parsippany-Troy Hills consistently being named in the Top 20 of Money Magazine’s “ Best Places to Live.”
The Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District serves over 7,000 students daily through its ten (10) elementary schools for grades PreK/K through 5; two (2) middle schools for grades six through eight; and two (2) comprehensive high schools for grades nine through twelve. The wealth of program offerings in the district is the direct result of a rigorous, ongoing, professional development program and involvement and commitment of the community that has been incorporated into the basic educational programs of the children of Parsippany-Troy Hills. In addition to our comprehensive educational programs offered to general education students, our district also takes great pride in its in-district offerings for special needs students, both serving disabled as well as accelerated learners.
Our elementary schools offer a full program of instruction that strives for excellence while addressing the needs of an ever-more diverse student population. Our elementary staff set high expectations for student achievement and the safety and welfare for all of our students. They strive to develop students’ abilities to think critically, be problem-solvers, and develop creativity. In addition, the focus of our instructional program is designed to prepare our students to be productive, contributing members of our community and our nation by providing them with the skills they need for both success and the limitless opportunities they will enjoy as 21st-century adults.
Our middle school structure is based on a child-centered philosophy supported by grade-level academic teams that additionally offer our students a more personalized approach to learning. Each academic team is comprised of a Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Reading/Writing teacher. Our teachers are highly trained in the instructional methods most suitable for pre-adolescent students. Emphasis is placed equally upon the individual student’s academic, personal, emotional, and social growth. Students are provided with an extensive, exploratory program in such areas as computers, world languages, technology, music, library, and media skills. Health and physical education are provided for each grade level.
Our high schools provide a comprehensive instructional program that exceeds the State requirements and meets the needs of a diverse student population. Since the district supports a comprehensive educational program, students have the opportunity to prepare for advanced training in college, technical school or for employment after graduation. Work-study, co-op programs, and courses at the county vocational school are available to Parsippany students. In addition, a wide variety of college-preparatory courses, including Advanced Placement in Chemistry, Calculus, Computer Science, European History, American History, World Languages and English provide students with the academic training needed to succeed at a two-year or four-year institution of higher learning.